Course Director

PADI Course Director Bob Murphy

Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Bob Murphy. I am the PADI Course Director working for Planet Scuba. I am based on Koh Tao, where we run Instructor Development Courses 12 months of the year, each directly followed by the PADI Instructor Exam.

I have been diving over 10 years and has certified over 1,500 students at all levels. My emphasis is on training well balanced, employable and knowledgeable instructors who can then go into the diving profession with the tools and abilities that make them a sought after commodity.

I am also able to offer an unusually high level of IDC preparation and a wealth of PADI Speciality Instructor ratings:

  • Boat
  • Deep
  • PADI Course Director Bob Murphy
  • Digital Underwater Photographer
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV)
  • Drift
  • Dry Suit
  • DSAT Gas Blender
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Equipment Speciality
  • Multilevel and Computer
  • Night
  • Search and Recovery
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Underwater Photographer
  • Wreck
PADI Course Director Bob Murphy marking mock exams during IDC

Here at Planet Scuba we understand that choosing the right school for your Instructor Training is the most important decision you will make prior to entering the Dive Industry. As a PADI Instructor Development Centre we can provide you with the quality and expertise you should expect during your Instructor Training. Our IDC programs will not only provide you with valuable hands on practical training stemming from years of teaching experience, but we will make it FUN for you too.